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Easy Tiger

By WhiteRose1  
...well, actually not that easy! It insisted on not not turning round, and staying on the far side of the bush which just happened to be on the edge of a small ornamental lake. Google seems to suggest this is a Jersey Tiger Moth not a Garden one but I stand to be corrected. Taken in the grounds of Myddleton House in Enfield (N.London) which has Parker-Bowles connections. The caterpillars of this moth are the infamous Woolly Bears (irritant hairs). It's probably not the best image I've ever taken but I figured I should have at least one moth in my p/f. If anyone can help with the plant identification I'd be obliged - it was swarming with bees and Peacocks too, and looked like it might be worth having in the garden.

Iso400, 1/400s, f10, handheld, no flash, cropped image.

Many thanks to all who viewed/commented on my last (Alun and Mark for their UAs as well).


Tags: Moth Tiger moth Myddleton house Wildlife and nature

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
11 Aug 2012 7:26AM
Lucky you to capture one with its wings partially open, Dave, all mine keep them firmly closed, and stay out of the sun Smile. Beautiful markings, and yes, it is a Jersey tiger moth. Carol

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netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
11 Aug 2012 7:41AM
A Great colourful image
11 Aug 2012 7:42AM
A lovely capture Dave,you did make me smile with yoour write up..Lin
I love your butterfly but I am taken in with the surrounding flowers which complement it and that
great background done with your 7D. Well done Dave. WesternRed.
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 8:04AM
Nicely done Dave a super image.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 8:18AM
A rather breathtakingly beautiful photograph depicting this rather beautiful 'Jersey Tiger Moth?". Superb natural colour and marking, combined with brilliant crisp and fresh detail, certainly one yo admire.

Regards Nathan
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Aug 2012 8:19AM
All my attempts at butterflies (or colourful moths) have ended up on the cutting room floor, not that I have seen any up this way this year.
I think you have done a pretty fine job in capturing this prettily marked 'whateveritis', Dave, as it possibly outwith your comfort zone, certainly well outwith mine.
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 9:23AM
Thats GGggggggreat Smile

11 Aug 2012 9:51AM
fine capture Dave fine detail in both the moth and the plant

Humblebee 4 1 England
11 Aug 2012 9:54AM
Fantastic - I have never seen one of these and know what you mean about being camera shy, but you have certainly captured it in all its glory - and the flowers look wonderful, I would also be interested to know what they are ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
11 Aug 2012 10:08AM
Dave, great shot handheld, nice dof and lovely colours to match, finished off with great processing.......

Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
11 Aug 2012 10:25AM
Great colour and detail in this.

Best Matt
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
11 Aug 2012 10:31AM
lovely capture Dave, like the marking on this one i have never seen before.
nice one.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
11 Aug 2012 11:09AM
Wonderful colours and marking. Sorry, unable to ID your flowers. Just a bit too close to tell but what a lovely setting for the main subject.

susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 11:16AM
Beautiful detailed shot of both moth and flower

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 11:28AM
We just get cabbage whites on the whole, don't know why as we have not planted any cabbages this year - however its the flower that attracts my attention. The budlleia I had died last year, and we have missed that as an attraction for insects. A kind bird planted one in the middle of a veg patch and I am hand rearing it with care hoping to see the return of butterflies once it flowers SmileSmile
I digress - a very colourful "whatever it is"
Tibetan 4 3 England
11 Aug 2012 11:38AM
A great moth shot Dave love the colours, surprising how Colourful moths can be! nice one I'd be happy with that, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ayoob 5 Australia
11 Aug 2012 11:39AM
Lovely detailed image and beautifully presented ,Dave...........GrinGrinGrin
jdinne 13 16 England
11 Aug 2012 11:56AM
Excellent Dave, superb detail butterfly and flowers make a great composition. Smile for the write up Smile

PattiW 11 24 2 United States
11 Aug 2012 12:14PM
Beautiful butterfly sitting on a colorful flower = excellent! Patti Smile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
11 Aug 2012 1:18PM
For someone who thought a Tiger Moth was an old plane,
I am no use to give you an ID Dave !!
A well coloured shot.
Hang on,--it must be a Tiger Moth right enough as it has two wings too !!
11 Aug 2012 2:09PM
Great macro, Dave!Smile I could be wrong, but I think that we do not have such butterflies here, in a place where I live ....
Regards Valery
7 10 10 England
11 Aug 2012 3:04PM
Tiger moth giving a good impression of a delta wing ready for take off.GrinGrin
Excellent detail in the markings.
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
11 Aug 2012 3:15PM
Wonderful shot, espeiailly being hand held. Ann
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
11 Aug 2012 3:18PM
Sorry about typing error...that should read especially! Ann.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
11 Aug 2012 4:10PM
A wonderful and colourful capture, Dave Smile I always these creatures are not very co-operative when it comes to having their picture taken Sad
Trev Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
11 Aug 2012 4:45PM
With the shortage of Butterflies this year Dave you are very lucky to photograph one, I also have never seen one of these, it is a great shot, if I had tried this hand held you would be seeing triple images.


LexEquine 10 19 United States
11 Aug 2012 4:46PM
'Superb, well togged, & beautiful Macro Shot' ~ Peter
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 5:07PM
So colourful I thought it was a Butterfly.
Good to add to the portfolio.
Look and learn Gavin. Nice colour, detail, contrast and cropping.

Spot on.


carper123 Plus
4 927 8 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 5:17PM
Great capture Dave and a good pov, excellent colours and detail. Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
howdog Plus
8 25 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 5:30PM
Wow what colours! Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 6:27PM
Well done Dave! I'm impressed..
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 7:19PM
Excellent capture and presentation, Dave.

11 Aug 2012 9:03PM
Fabulous shot.
11 Aug 2012 10:50PM
Delightful image!!!!!!!!! AniaWink
WOW factor for sure......Nice!

Suz Smile
12 Aug 2012 3:47AM
Wow! What a capture, Dave. I love the pattern of the butterfly. Deep
posty57 8 6 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 6:20AM
Not enough of the plant showing to identify it Dave, but be careful what you wish for....peacocks in the garden will be your downfall !! You will have the Noise Abatement Society camped on your doorstep !!
Great image of the moth...never seen one of them...

Barry Smile
12 Aug 2012 9:18AM
Great to see ! A distinct lack of moths and butterflies up here this year !!! G.
Good capture well presented Dave, nice colours good processing

CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 9:56AM
Great capture!
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
12 Aug 2012 12:21PM
Lovely detail and colour.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 1:02PM
Wow, a rare find indeed this Tiger Jersey.
I uploaded one last year (in August 2011) and it took me three years to find one!
Very well spotted and a beautiful capture! IB
xwang 7 55 8
12 Aug 2012 5:15PM
I have no idea about butterflies, moths, insects,.. and I still haven't tried micro yet,because of the tripod.. but it is a great encouragement to learn that it's an handheld image... the colour is nice, bright and beautiful..It seems that you've found something interesting..
Do you have any problem with auto EXIF,Dave? Or decided to put on manually? I lost the auto uploading once, and I was told by Bren it was the "Metadate" part setting on PS.
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 7:26PM
Great capture Dave - wonderful subject and great control of dof.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 9:30PM
Connections Huh?
well I have to agree this is one very impressive image of a tigerWink
not my king mind you would have no problems with them moving!!
great shot Dave
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Aug 2012 11:16PM
Well this is a great shot!!!
Know what, good job i didn't upload one, got the same one on the same flower Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
13 Aug 2012 8:48AM
Do you know what the flower is, Annette?
Jat_Riski 8 87 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 10:38AM
Excellent capture, Dave.
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
13 Aug 2012 10:55AM
Super capture of this little beauty.

CHRISB911 10 54 1
13 Aug 2012 2:14PM
great detail Dave
13 Aug 2012 5:48PM
Excellent, interesting image Smile
13 Aug 2012 6:21PM
A rather beautiful image, interesting write up
clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 7:23PM
What a creature, so beautiful....great shot
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
13 Aug 2012 7:26PM
A most impressive image Dave.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 2:09PM
You were lucky to get a open wing shot! I have chased a butterfly on hols.............. Didnt manage a full wing shot but will be uploaded soonWink Well captured DaveGrin
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
19 Aug 2012 4:01AM
Good find mucker!


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